Nathaniel Turner: What is the life template, and how does it work?

In the fall of 1994, Nathaniel Turner learned he would become a father. Given the tumult of his childhood, Nathaniel was terrified that he would be a chip off the wrong block. Determined not to sentence his child to the same adverse childhood experiences Nate suffered, Nate did something novel. He studied backward design and how he might apply it to parenting.

The backward design approach worked phenomenally for his son. In addition to raising a multilingual child accepted to 27 of America’s best universities, receiving a fellowship to earn his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and full-ride to NYU’s Stern School of Business, to name a few highlights, Nate discovered that the tools, techniques, and strategies used to aid him on his educational and life journey were applicable for Nate’s own life.

Nowadays, Nate enjoys sharing what he knows about raising children and helping students get in and graduate from their dream schools with little to no debt. Equally important is that he gets to share with others how to design your life backward so that you can live your life just as you always imagined.

In episode 437 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out how Nate was able to rise above 8 adverse childhood experiences, what made him choose Butler University, what made him want to join Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., what is a life template and how does it work, how do we raise dreamers who embrace the responsibility to change the world, why do other generations like to attack generation Z, how universities can improve their retention and graduation rates, how fitness watches can help you, and what are some diet and nutrition tips for college students. Enjoy!